Long Island Search and Rescue is a small non-for-profit Organization comprised of individual members from back grounds such as EMS, Fire, Police, Military and more that come together for the purpose of saving lives. Be it a missing child or a missing older parent with Alzheimer’s Disease, Long Island Search and Rescue is on call and available 24/7 to aid and assist Fire Departments, Police or any accredited agency in finding your lost or missing loved ones and bringing them home. Each member of our organization volunteers at least 15 hours a week in order to be mission ready.
The problem that we have is this: We are not funded by anyone, nor do we have any sponsors at this time. NYS does not give us a penny. Your tax dollars are not being delegated for us or any Search and Rescue group in the State of New York. Each member spends upwards of $3000 per year out of their own pocket in order to be ready when we get called out. Many of the members of our group use Canines as well to help locate missing persons. This adds a lot more financial drain on to our members.
Long Island Search and Rescue plans on being here in the future to help Long Islanders, but we need your help. All of the education that we need to obtain in order to perform and be ready for search and rescue missions costs money. We need radios, a trailer for our equipment, topo maps, packs, and more than we can even list here.
For funding we rely strictly on donations from individuals and small fund raising events. Our team members also pay membership dues to be a member of the team. All donations will support search and rescue training activities in the community.
Our members donate their time, money, energy, and personal equipment in order to train, search, rescue, and educate the public on outdoor safety. None of our members get paid for any of the search and rescue work that they do.
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Long Island K-9 Search and Rescue is a charitable organization. If you would like to make a donation you can click on the button below or you can mail a check to the address below.
We are a 501C3 tax exempt organization
Long Island K9 Search and Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 1271
West Babylon, NY 11704